The Butler University School of Music, in the Jordan College of the Arts, is inviting applications and nominations of high-quality artist/teachers for Assistant Professor of Violin, tenure-track. Primary responsibilities include providing dynamic, excellent private violin instruction to undergraduate and graduate music majors and non-majors, holding weekly violin studio classes, coaching chamber music, and teaching additional supportive courses such as pedagogy and repertoire surveys. Two of Butler’s key strategic goals are “to create an intentionally diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community,” and to “build a culture of empowerment, engagement and accountability.” The successful candidate will actively contribute to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population, and demonstrate commitment to performing and teaching diverse repertoires. The candidate is expected to actively recruit violin students which includes providing sample lessons for prospective students, providing coaching/sectionals for high school ensembles (on and off-campus), and participating in new-student auditions. Active participation is expected for all string juries and recital hearing and grading committees each semester. Academic advising, student mentoring, attendance at faculty meetings (string area, department, college, and university), committee participation, and service to the university and community is expected of the successful candidate, as well as the expectation of maintaining a high profile by performing locally, regionally, and nationally. Continuing excellence in teaching, creative/scholarly activity, and service is expected to qualify for reappointment, tenure, and promotion. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in music or commensurate experience Evidence of professional-level performance Successful violin teaching at the collegiate level Preferred qualifications include a record of proven success in the recruitment of exceptional college music majors. APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter; current curriculum vitae; a statement on the candidate’s commitment to and experience in advancing equity, inclusion, and access in their teaching and or professional work; and contact information for four references. The requested information should be submitted in a single PDF document to [email protected]
. Please do not send recordings at this time, however links to online recordings may be included in the application materials. Some applicants may subsequently be asked to provide links to video excerpts of lessons and/or classroom teaching. Butler University, one of the nation’s leading master’s comprehensive universities, was founded in 1855 by abolitionist Ovid Butler on the principle of equal access to higher education regardless of gender or race. The School of Music, one of the first schools in the country accredited by NASM, enrolls over 200 majors pursuing Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a wide variety of curricula including performance, music education, composition, and jazz studies. The Jordan College of the Arts includes the School of Music as well as the departments of dance, theatre, arts administration, art, and the Butler Community Arts School, an arts education program where Butler students serve as Teaching Fellows. JCA provides focused professional study and collaborative, creative experiences within the context of a strong liberal arts university. We value an inclusive and welcoming environment with a diverse range of artists, traditions, ideas, and audiences, and we emphasize the development of students as artist-citizens who will become leaders in arts and society. Butler University is located north of downtown Indianapolis, which is the home to Music for All/Bands of America, several professional recording studios, Yamaha Artist Services, Indianapolis Opera, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the American Pianists Association, and many other prominent music organizations. Butler University was recently ranked the No. 1 Midwest Regional University by US News and World Report. Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.